Throughout several areas of Minneapolis, the need for housing often forces tenants to choose between personal safety and affordability. Many lower income tenants refrain from complaining about negligent property owners in order to keep a roof over their heads. However, proposed revisions of the Code of Ordinances may bring relief to those most in need of improved living conditions.
Those who live in Minnesota are experienced with the unpleasant conditions that accompany the long, cold winters. While most property owners and tenants are well-versed in the chore of removing snow and ice from their sidewalks and driveways, icy formations overhead may not merit as much of their attention. However, as one local family recently discovered, melting and refreezing icicles can create extremely hazardous conditions.